Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes sequence type 8 infections linked to consumption of salmon products
A multi-country outbreak of 12 listeriosis cases caused by Listeria monocytogenes sequence type (ST) 8 has been identified through whole genome sequencing (WGS) analysis in three EU/EEA countries: Denmark (6 cases), Germany (5) and France (1).
Multi-country outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to consumption of salmon products
Ready-to-eat salmon products, such as cold-smoked and marinated salmon, are the likely source of an outbreak of listeriosis that has affected Denmark, Germany and France since 2015.
Communicable disease threats report, 25-31 March 2018, week 13
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 25-31 March 2018 and includes updates on dengue, chikungunya, measles, listeria, Borna diseases and gonorrhoeae.
Communicable disease threats report, 11 - 17 March 2018, Week 11
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 11-17 March 2018 and includes updates on seasonal influenza, dengue, measles, Borna diseas virus, hepatitis A, Lassa fever, yellow fever and malaria.
Rapid Outbreak Assessment: Multi-country outbreak of new Salmonella enterica 11:z41:e,n,z15 infections associated with sesame seeds, 14 June 2017
An outbreak of a new serovar of Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica affected 47 individuals in five European Union countries between March 2016 and May 2017.
Communicable disease threats report, 7 May - 13 May 2017, week 19
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 7 May - 13 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, type E botulism, yellow fever and Legionnaires' disease.
- Avian influenza virus
- Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Programme
- Hepatitis A
- Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses Programme
- Legionnaires’ disease
- Programme on HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections and viral Hepatitis
- Public health threat
- South America
- United Arab Emirates
- Vaccine Preventable Diseases Programme
- Yellow fever
- Zoonotic influenza
Epidemiological update: Botulism in Germany, 8 May 2017
On 20 December 2016, ECDC and EFSA published a joint rapid outbreak assessment describing a cluster of six laboratory-confirmed German and Spanish cases of foodborne botulism caused by botulinum neurotoxin type E which occurred during November and December 2016. All of the six patients had consumed dried and salted roach, a fresh and brackish water fish (Rutilus rutilus).
Rapid risk assessment: Risk related to the use of ‘do-it-yourself' CRISPR-associated gene engineering kit contaminated with pathogenic bacteria
On 24 March 2017, the German authorities reported the contamination of a ‘do-it-yourself’ bacterial gene engineering CRISPR kit produced in the US. This publication assesses the risk related to the use of ‘do-it-yourself’ CRISPR-associated gene engineering kit contaminated with pathogenic bacteria.
Rapid Risk Assessment: Cluster of new Salmonella serotype cases in four EU Member States, 20 March 2017
Since March 2016, four EU Member States have reported a total of 40 cases of a new Salmonella serotype. This risk assessment discusses the suspected vehicle of infection and assesses the threat to public health in the EU/EEA.
Rapid risk assessment - Increase in Salmonella Stourbridge infections in Germany during 2016 - 1st update, 27 January 2017
This updated rapid risk assessment gives an overview of an increase in the number of Salmonella Stourbridge cases in Germany during the second half of 2016, with other EU Member States also reporting cases.